it was a very summery summer day for the hyde park blast. we made our way down to the square in anticipation of the kids’ fun run, looking worriedly over our shoulders at the looming dark clouds the whole way. and sure enough, no sooner do we hit erie avenue than we’ve got to duck for cover on the front porch of a local business. the lightning was intense and the thunder was loud, but before long the skies cleared and the races were on. by the time the little ones had cleared the course and the bikes were speeding ’round the square, the crowds were back, buzzing with anticipation and maybe a little bit of christian moerlein (to say nothing of the discounted martinis red was offering).
me? didn’t win, didn’t crash, and i stayed in the whole of the category 4 race — so in all, a success.